An article in MSN on line tells a whale of a tale…the tale of a whale who crash-landed onto a sail boat with 3 adults on board near Cape Town, South Africa! Shocking!
Apparently they were out sailing and watching the whale flipping his tail for over an hour when the unexpected happened. The young Souther Right Whale jumped into the air and right into the boat’s mast, causing it to break under the whales massive weigth estimated at 40 tons.
The three had just enough time to duck and take a little cover behind the the steering wheel and coach house as the whale landed squarely on the deck scraping bits of barnacles and losing chunks of blubber. No one was injured during the incident.
The boat was able to make it’s way back to Table Bay Harbor without taking on water.
First of all, the story itself is incredible. But, could you imagine trying to submit this claim to insurance and tell this story without these photos?